Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Created by 9th Level Games

Roleplay in the Four Kingdoms! Take on perilous quests, raise an army, & defend your Kingdom from the malevolent forces of The Tower. Please Note: Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date. We will keep you updated through Kickstarter Updates for when shipping fees will be applied to your pre-order. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Surveys, Add-ons, Late Pledges, & the Board Game
13 days ago – Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 09:16:37 PM

Reward Surveys & Add-ons 

We expect to send out Reward Surveys by mid-August. Here are some important notes about the survey: 

1) Shipping will NOT yet be charged as we are waiting until 2023 hits to get accurate shipping rates. When we have that information we will update you to give a heads up that the shipping pricing will be charged at that time (expected late January 2023).

2) Addresses can be updated up until about 6 weeks prior to our planned ship date. At that time we will lock down orders and addresses. You will most likely need to contact us directly to make changes. 

3) Add-on's will be available to all backers (including those with $1 pledge). For those of you that missed out on the Demake Zine DARKEST TOWER, we are offering it for purchase as an add-on during your Backerkit Survey.  

Need the Return to Dark Tower board game? 

Restoration Games launched a new campaign on BACKERKIT this week for a reprint of and expansion. Fun fact: We are working closely with them to incorporate all the new expansion materials in our RPG!  


Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying 

Anyone looking to add on MAZES Fantasy Roleplaying physically or digitally, as well as Mazes accessories, is encouraged to buy directly from our webstore since all is now in stock. 

Click here to view Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying products

Backers who already added on Mazes in Kickstarter:

  • US Backers who added on Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying will be shipped their copy prior to the Return to Dark Tower reward shipping (Estimated 8/31/22, assuming we have your address).  
  • International Backers will be contacted to see if they would rather hold to ship with rewards or pay an additional shipping charge for the book to to be shipped early. (Estimated 8/19/22)

Late Pledges Open 

If you have any friends that missed out backing during the live campaign, they can now pre-order Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying HERE

Thank you for going on this journey with us! The next update will be mid-August when the backer surveys go out. 

~9th Level Games

That's a wrap! Thank you so much!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Jul 02, 2022 at 03:57:39 AM

Thank you!

Once again, thank you for your support on this project. Funding this type of project as small company is daunting and we really appreciate the buy in from our backers!  Our goal is to get you the best possible product as soon as possible. 

 🚨 Since we didn't quite hit 1300 backers or $100K but we did get VERY CLOSE, we are going to work out something to get the CUSTOM DICE in the Player Tower Accessory Set. Backerkit has a feature to allow a stretch goal to continue via pre-orders. 

In honor of Stranger Things part 2 tomorrow...

Next Steps 


We plan to send out surveys by late August via Backerkit. This will allow you to add-on items and fill out your shipping address. There is a slight chance that our shipping rates will not be ready at that time BUT Backerkit has a feature to charge shipping closer to the actual ship date. We will let you know once we are ready to send out surveys. 

Items available for add-on: 

  • Return to Dark Tower RPG (physical & digital)
  • Adversary GM Screen
  • Player Tower Accessory Set 
  • Darkest Tower RPG Zine
  • Return to Dark Tower Coin
  • Roll20 Module


At this point our expected delivery is May 2023. Due to paper shortages, overseas shipping delays, COVID shutdowns, and probably some other unforeseen issues that is an estimate only. We will make EVERY EFFORT to meet that delivery time frame. 

Fun Stuff

Today we got the final mock-up of the Return to Dark Tower coins. They look SO COOL! 

Thanks again, 

Chris & the 9th Level Games team

More Stretch Goal Unlocks & Interviews
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 01:52:12 PM

Stretch Goal Status

Yesterday we blew past the 1100 backer stretch goal which means we will gold foil stamp the GM screen. Plus you get a SPECIAL BONUS! We worked directly with Restoration to get all the new expansion character information and will be including them in our RPG!

We only need 50 more backers to hit the next goal to unlock a HAGGLE DIE. It will be part of the Player Tower Accessory set and will be used similarly in the RPG as it is in the board game.

The campaign ends Thursday June 30th at 4pm Eastern time. Spread the word and help us unlock the rest of these stretch goals. 

Alexandria RPG Interview

Last night Chris O'Neill sat down with Alexandria RPG Library. They are a non-profit organization that runs a lending library of classic RPGs at events and also host a podcast. 

Thank you!

~9th Level Games

Final 48 hours & Gencon News!
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 01:51:59 PM

It's the final 48 hours of the campaign! 

Stretch Goals 

We are just 9 backers away from unlocking the 1100 goal for gold foil stamping on the Screen PLUS the bonus of including some of the new COVENANT Return to Dark Tower board game characters! With 48 hours left in the campaign we are showing another stretch goal just in case we are lucky enough to hit the 1200 goal. 

Attending GENCON? Play MAZES!

  • Learn to Play Mazes 

There are only 3 sessions with seats open to learn to play MAZES Fantasy Roleplaying at GENCON 2022! You can search "Enter the Maze"  HERE (event numbers are: RPG22209873, RPG22209877, and RPG22209882)

  • Mazes at Midnight Special Event
Mazes Til Midnight Event at Origins Game Fair 2022

We are also hosting MAZES AT MIDNIGHT which is an epic special event from SATURDAY AUGUST 6th night 11:59pm until 2am lit by BLACKLIGHT and pumping dungeon synth beats! We can accommodate 100 players and about 40 seats are left. ***GET YOUR SPOT HERE!

Mazes til Midnight Event at Origins Game Fair 2022

 Thank you for your support and here's to a great last 48 hours of the campaign! 

~9th Level Games 

Deeper Descriptions of Accessory Items
about 1 month ago – Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 09:21:15 AM

There have been a lot of questions over the last few days about the GM screen, Player Tower Accessory Set, Poster map, haggle die, and character sheets. 

Accessory Descriptions 

The Screen and Player Tower will feature information that is applicable to the GM in the case of the screen and to the players in the case of the tower. Please see the GM screen from Mazes which has a good amount of information for the player as well. We'll be putting the pertinent player information on the bottom piece of the tower and the top piece of the tower will be thematic to look like the dark tower. 

Maze Controller Screen for Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying

Adversary GM Screen 

  • Full color tri-fold thick cardboard material
  • Gold Foil Stamping 
  • Pertinent GM reference information 
  • Adversary Sheets

 Player Tower Accessory Set

  • Full color player tower with player reference information (in compact 2 piece box)
  • Dice Roller 
  • Polyhedral dice set (8 dice) - $15 value
  • Full Color character sheet pad - $10 value
  • Full Color Token Set for tracking Spirit, Hearts, & Forces - $10 value
  • Full Color Reference Card Deck for visual aid - $10 value


  • The value of the player reference tower & dice roller is surely more than $5, making the $50 price point quite reasonable. 
  • Tokens will be made of cardboard and will be full color on both sides. 
  • The 8 polyhedral dice will be the color scheme of the Return to Dark Tower board game/RPG and we are hoping to be able to offer custom faces. That is our 1300 backer goal, BUT if we don't hit it we may be able to hit it during the pledge manager survey as that is something Backerkit offers. 

Poster Map

The map will be folded paper which could be used to track your game if you don't own the board game. However, the board game board will be superior quality than the poster map provided via our stretch goal. Of course you could also simply hang it on your wall in your office or game room. 

Haggle Die

The haggle die will be used for random events off scene (things happening in other places). We expect the faces of the die to be VERY similar to the haggle die but not exactly the same as we are not using it in the same mechanical way that the board game does. 

Character Sheets 

The hardcover and the digital version of Return to Dark Tower RPG will include printer friendly character sheets and adversary sheets.  We plan to offer the player tower accessory kit and the GM Screen through the pledge manager however when we are ready to go into retail (Spring/Summer 2023) we may decide to offer the items individually as well. 

As we are not in production with any of these items yet, this is subject to change. Thank you for your questions! 

~9th Level Games